How I'm Doing With My Word Of the Year | Enduring All Things

Monday, April 27, 2015

How I'm Doing With My Word Of the Year

Just like most of blog-land, I chose a "word of the year" to live by in 2015 and hat word was learn. Now, I've referenced my word of the year in some of my relationship goals posts since then, but I've not said much else about it. So I thought it was about time to share a little update. I have learned a lot in the past 4 months, but I'm not sure I learned any more than I would have if that weren't my word of the year.
But I wanna share what I've been learning anyway. 

About God:
I am always learning about God. Or at least I do when I read his word and study. I haven't been doing much of that lately, but I did learn a few very significant things back in January and February when I was doing well and keeping up with reading the Bible in a year.

I learned that it's OK to ask God why. Job asks God what he has done and why he is seen as a target several times throughout the book. One place it shows up is in chapter 7 verses 19 through 21. I've always thought that we shouldn't question God, which is true, but even Job, a wonderful man of God, questions at times.

Also while reading Job, I learned that Job wants Christ! In Job 9:32-35, Job wishes there was an arbiter between him and the Almighty God so he could talk to God without fear. We have that! Christ came to fill that void! Just try to imagine how our faith would be without that. Pretty cool, right? I seriously learn and discover new things every time I read a passage
About Myself:
I really need to work on focusing. I always have to be doing several things at a time and it's starting to annoy me! I should have been born in the 1800s. I am LOVING Little Women and I recently actually read Pride and Prejudice in it's entirety. And the fact that the simple life of the 1800s is so appealing to me means I should simplify my life and focus on one thing at a time!

I am an introvert true and true. Ok so I didn't learn that this year, but what I did learn is that as much as I like being alone and staying home, I still get stir crazy. Now that I don't have my own car and I work from home, I've learned that even I need to get out every once in a while to stay sane. Also, I learned that I suffer from a noticeable degree of seasonal depression and that these Ohio winters take a tole on my attitude.

I really enjoy classic novels and other realistic fiction such as historical fiction. I don't like fantasy and sci-fi much anymore. I don't like Dean on Gilmore Girls as much as I used to. And I love Marvel (that is all of Marvel: The Avengers, S.H.I.E.L.D., X-Men, Spider-man everything!) more than I thought.

About Pearson:
I actually have learned about my husband quite a bit. I know what he's working with and I even know some actual terms. The other day, I was comparing Pearson to Chandler Bing and I pretended to be Pearson talking to his work in Chandler's typical banter and I said, "Could you show, any less signal?" And "Could you be any less aligned?" I was pretty proud of myself and so was Pearson!

I've learned that he has a hard time leaving work at work and that when he gets totally stressed out, he needs to get completely away from it all for a weekend and if that's not possible, he needs to be fully engulfed in binge watching a show on Netflix. Also, if he gets real upset and frustrated and says he wants to quit, just wait a day or two. He doesn't mean it. I actually got worried a couple times but I know not to believe him now.

I've learned that he would actually root for Florida State over University of Florida if they played this year! Can you say shocked?!

Other People:
Some people quietly leave a huge impact on this earth. They may be meek and subtle and you never quite know the impact they've had until they're gone. When Nicholas died last month, the stories that were shared and people who were impacted was overwhelming.

Some people will always judge before getting the whole story. Most recently, I was judged for getting married at 22. This lady was not having it. She was right period. 22 is too young and that is just ridiculous. Oh come on! She doesn't know me or my story. She cannot just say that. Rude.

I have learned a lot about creating automated test cases, but it hasn't really been much of my own research. I basically ask a question when I need to. So I've not been so great about learning when it comes to work. But I will learn a ton when I finally move to Development which should happen in the next couple months! Woo hoo!

I made a new years' resolution to to read 15 books in 2015 and that 5 of them would be non-fiction. Well, I read Bridge to Haven by Francine Rivers and The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult. I also started (and stopped) reading Muscle and a Shovel by Michael Shank and Happy Wives Club by Fawn Weaver, both of which are non-fiction. And I am almost done with Little Women, which is a classic. I didn't put it in my resolutions post, but I want to read more classics this year. The point is, I am not on track for my goals. But I'm gonna step up my game. Especially over the summer when all I want to do is sit outside and read.

What have you learned this year? If you chose a word of the year, how are you doing with it?
Thanks for reading!
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